Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.


A Tale of Sicily

Cover image for


Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 75,688 / 209 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.4
LoC Category: PN
Series: Saracinesca
Downloads: 1,227
Added to site: 2007.09.03 18108

Volume I.

Show Excerpt

own or of other countries. But the movement and the change are facts from which no one can escape who has had a modern education.

Giovanni Saracinesca, Orsino's father, known as Prince of Saint' Ilario, since the old Prince Saracinesca was still living, had not had a modern education, and his mother had died while he was a mere child. Brought up by men, among men, he had reached manhood early, in close daily association with his father and with a strong natural admiration for him, though with an equally strong sense of personal independence.

Orsino's youth had been different. He was not an only son, as Sant' Ilario had been, but the eldest of four brothers, and he had been brought up by his mother as well as by his father and grandfather. There had been less room for his character to develop freely, since the great old house had been gradually filled by a large family. At the same time there had also been less room for oldfashioned prejudices and traditions than formerly, and a good deal less re



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password